Access Point Command Line Interface

Applies To: WatchGuard Cloud-managed Access Points

To get access to the Command Line Interface (CLI), you can connect to your access point through SSH. If you cannot contact and manage the access point from WatchGuard Cloud, the CLI enables you to perform management and troubleshooting commands.

From the CLI of the device, you can perform these functions:

  • View current device statistics

  • View system and process logs

  • Update or import a feature key

  • Update the firmware

  • Reboot the device

  • Change the IP address and VLAN settings

  • Perform troubleshooting diagnostics tasks (ping, traceroute, telnet, and more)

  • Reset the access point to factory default settings

To connect to the CLI, you can use an SSH client located on the same network as the access point.

The access point has an admin account and password for CLI access. You set this password when you add the access point to WatchGuard Cloud. For more information about how to set the device password, see Access Point Device Password.

Connect to the Access Point CLI

To connect to the access point CLI:

  1. Open your terminal application.
  2. Verify that your connection type is set to SSH and the parameters are set to:
  3. Host name — The IP address of the access point
  4. Port — 22
  5. Start the connection.
    The connection window shows a welcome message and the access point login prompt.
  6. At the login prompt, type the user name admin. Press Enter.
  7. At the password prompt, type the password you set for the device in WatchGuard Cloud. Press Enter.

    If you have not yet added the access point to WatchGuard Cloud and set a device password, the default password for the CLI is watchguard.

Access Point CLI Commands

The access point CLI includes these commands:

  • stat — View access point status and statistics.
  • main — View a summary of the device status and statistics, including IP address information, device firmware version, and status of the connection to WatchGuard Cloud.
  • syslog — View the system log file.
  • process — View the system processes.
  • sys — Access point system information
  • ip — Configure access point IP address settings.
  • dhcpact [1 | 0] — 1: Enable DHCP, 0: Enable Static IP address
  • ipaddr — IP address
  • ipsubn — IP subnet mask
  • gateway — Default gateway
  • pdns — Primary DNS
  • sdns — Secondary DNS
  • link6 — Use link-local address
  • ipaddr6 — IPv6 address
  • sublen6 — IPv6 subnet prefix length
  • gateway6 — IPv6 gateway
  • pdns6 — IPv6 Primary DNS
  • sdns6 — IPv6 Secondary DNS
  • accept — Accept the static IP address settings (you must reboot the access point to apply the new IP address settings).
  • mgmt — Manage the access point configuration
  • mvlan — Configure the management VLAN settings.
  • backup revertfac — Revert the device to factory-default settings.
  • fkautosync [enable | disable] — Disable or enable automatic feature key synchronization.
  • fkupdate — Update the device feature key from your WatchGuard account.
  • fkimport — Import the device feature key. You must manually paste the device feature key text.
  • fwgrade fwup — Upgrade the access point firmware.

    Supported upgrade URL formats:

    ftp://account:[email protected]<server_address>/file_name
  • diag — Perform IPv4 diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.
  • ping — Ping a destination address.
  • trace — Perform a trace route to a destination address.
  • route — Show route information.
  • arp — Show ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) information.
  • telnet — Telnet to a destination address.
  • sptest — Perform a speed test.
  • diagv6 — Perform IPv6 diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.
  • ping6 — Ping a destination address.
  • trace6 — Perform a trace route to a destination address.
  • telnet6 — Telnet to a destination address.
  • sptest6 — Perform a speed test.
  • tree — View the command tree to navigate the CLI interface.
  • exit — Return to the previous menu.
  • help — Get help with the CLI commands.
  • reboot — Reboot the access point.
  • logout — Log out of the CLI session.

See Also

Configure Access Point Device Settings

Configure Access Point Radio Settings

Configure Access Point SSID Settings